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Born: Sep 16, 1924

Date of Passing: Mar 20, 2021

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It is with great sadness that the family of Therese M. Beach announces her passing on March 20, 2021, at the age of 96 years.
Predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Wilfred Beach, Terry will be lovingly remembered by her son Keith and daughter Beverley (James) Pierson; her grandchildren, Lara Johnson and Christopher (Kristin) Beach; and great-grandchildren, Van and Annie Beach. She is also survived by her brother Richard (Cathy) Poitras, sister Cyria Lawn, and many nieces and nephews.
Born to Arthur and Eliza Poitras in Woodridge, Manitoba on September 16, 1924, Therese was a talented art student until she left school to join the Grey Nuns of St. Boniface. She joined the Army in 1943, and served for 37 months repairing and packing parachutes for the troops before retiring at the time of demobilization. She was known as "The Parachute Packing Princess" in the newspapers of the time. Later, with her husband in the Army, she lived in numerous locations in Canada and Germany, finally settled in Winnipeg.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Dear Bev, Lara & Keith, My sympathies to you all- I know your Mom's death wasn't unexpected but it still is a shock when it happens. Our parents are our links to a time past. I remember your mom's delightful French accent, her blond hair and her laugh! She was always impeccably dressed with a smile on her face! I will never forget your wedding Bev and your Mom's pride in you and her absolute delight in telling us, your bridesmaids, she had made the dinner wine along with with your Dad! Our memories will always be with us. Take care my friend, Wendy Zink - Posted by: Wendy Zink (Friend of Bev's) on: Apr 02, 2021

  • Keith, we are sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. - Posted by: Frank and Donene Sawatzky (Colleague and friend) on: Mar 29, 2021

  • Keith, so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. Deepest condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Sessilja Jonasson (Friend of Keith) on: Mar 27, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Tim & Donna Kitkowski (Friends of Keith) on: Mar 27, 2021

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